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is that the produce is grown by the students. it all happens at the school's bonnie bell farm. >> students down here at bonnie bell, we have the organic garden which kids work and they plant. they will take seeds from the packet and grow them in the greenhouse, put them in dirt, then bring them all the way to the end where they can actually eat the fruit and sell the fruit on the farm stand. >> first we plant them, and then we pick them. >> and then we wash them. >> reporter: then they sell the fruits of their labor. and the veggies as well. >> well, i come down here once a week. i have two-hour shifts, which is i'll come down and take the tractor, drive around and pick up all the vegetables we collect during the year and we'll start harvesting. we harvest everything, and then we sell it on our stands, and then well take it to the country store. >> $6 for a pound and half. what would that be per pound? how's your math skills on that? >> our mission, our mandate is to get children to a point where they can engage in their communities in a positive way. they learn how to shake a hand, look a person in
-deweever sitting in for bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, secretary of labor hilda solis' dedication to women and jobs. in today's challenging economy, women are facing unemployment and a stagnate job market. they're hoping for some good news next week when the president reveals his jobs plan in a national address. secretary solis told "to the contrary" executive producer cari stein the department of labor is working hard to help women succeed in the workforce. >> we see a lot of women who are losing jobs right now in the public sector. and that seems to be the area that we haven't been able to really be able to boost and keep those jobs and part of it is because revenues are down at the state and local government. so we have an over-representation of women in teaching jobs and in the public sector. >> secretary solis says there is also one female population that sometimes gets overlooked but the department of labor is focusing resources on women veterans. >> there is a large percentage of the women that have
. host: from maryland we hear from bonnie on our republican line. caller: good morning. i don't blame the president for job loss. i blame our local politicians. our governor went to asia, our governor went to asia, hired a bunch of teachers, paid their expenses to relocate to baltimore, all the while they laid our teachers off. now he's going to india. he bragged. we have five companies in baltimore and we have 50 companies in india. he's traveling with businessmen at the taxpayers expense. to me, it would make more sense to hire local rather than go to other companies and pay them to come to our country and take our jobs. to me, this is our politician's fault. it's the locals. it's not the president's responsibility. it's the state responsibility to keep our jobs in our state. guest: now, i have to say i don't know about the conditions and the situation in maryland that you're talking about. but there's no question that state and local governments have been shrinking. they've lost about 550,000 jobs in all over the last couple of years. and so that's one area. states are dealing with
consumers, too. really covers the intersection of all those areas. host: from maryland we hear from bonnie on our republican line. caller: good morning. i don't blame the president for job loss. i blame our local politicians. our governor went to asia, our governor went to asia, hired a bunch of teachers, paid their expenses to relocate to ltimore, all the while they laid our teachers off. now he's going to india. he bragged. we have five companies in baltimore and we have 50 companies in india. he's traveling with businessmen at the taxpayers expense. to me, it would make more sense to hire local rather than go to other companies and pay them to come to o country and take our jobs. to me, this is our politician's fault. it's the locals. it's not the president's responsibility. it's the state responsibility to keep our jobs in our state. guest: now, i have to say i don't know about the conditions and the situation in maryland that you're talking about. but there's no question that ate and local governments have been shrinking. they'veost about 550,000 jobs in all over the last couple of ye
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